Live Blog: 2022 Battle of the Bricks

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10:56pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Ohio defeats Miami 37-21

The Bobcats move to 7-3 on the season.

Ohio will retain the top spot in the MAC East for now, but it could be tied with Bowling Green if it wins tomorrow.

10:52pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Nathanial Vakos' field goal is good

Vakos gave Ohio a little more cushion with a 21-yard field goal.

37-21 Ohio with 0:28 left in the game. 

10:40pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Justin Birchette jumped up to break up what would have been a huge pass for Miami.

10:36pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Nathanial Vakos' kick is good

The 25-yard field goal is good for Ohio.

The score is now 34-21 Ohio with 6:14 left in the game. 

10:34pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Bangura sets career high

Bangura has rushed for 127 yards so far tonight for a career-high single-game total. Bangura's last run was also his longest career run. 

Shedrick Rhodes Jr. was hurt on Bangura's 64-yard run. 

10:30pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Sieh Bangura is back in for Ohio

Bangura ran for 64 yards up the sideline to the Miami 14-yard line.

10:27pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Nolan McCormick carried off the field

McCormick appeared to be injured on the last play, where he rushed for six yards. He had to be helped off the field.

10:20pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Miami Touchdown

Mac Hippenhammer collected his third touchdown of the night on an 11-yard pass from Brett Gabbert. The extra point is good.

The drive was eight plays for 83 yards over two minutes and 34 seconds.

Ohio is still up 31-21 with 8:39 left in the game. 

10:15pm - 11/08 - Will Cunningham

A short kick is returned to the 17, as the Miami student section has emptied and it looks like there are more Ohio fans than Miami fans in Yager Stadium.

— Will Cunningham (@willocunningham) November 9, 2022
10:11pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Touchdown Ohio

Ohio scores on a 10-yard touchdown pass by Kurtis Rourke to Jacoby Jones. Jones landed in the back left corner of the endzone. The extra point by Nathanial Vakos was good.

The play went under review but the call stood. The drive was 10 plays for 67 yards over five minutes and 34 seconds.

The score is now 31-14 Ohio with 11:18 left in the game. 

10:06pm - 11/08 - Molly Burchard

Miles Cross leads the Bobcats in receptions now with six for 133 yards. That's an average of 22 yards per catch. He just picked up 29 yards on Ohio's last play.

— Molly (@molly_burchard8) November 9, 2022
10:03pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

A big catch from Miles Cross earns Ohio 29 yards. Cross is currently down. 

9:57pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

End of third quarter

Sieh Bangura ran for four yards on 3rd and 1 to pick up a first down for Ohio at the end of the quarter.

9:51pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Pass interference was called on Mekah Ryder. Miami gained 15 yards on the call. 

9:49pm - 11/08 - Will Cunningham

Vandenberg's kick off is another touchback. Miami will start at the 25.

— Will Cunningham (@willocunningham) November 9, 2022
9:45pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Touchdown Ohio

Kurtis Rourke launched a roughly 48-yard pass to Jacoby Jones, who ran the rest of the distance for a touchdown. The extra point by Nathanial Vakos was good.

The drive was four plays for 73 yards over one minute and 13 seconds.

The score is 24-14 Ohio with 4:59 left in the third quarter.

9:41pm - 11/08 - Chloe Eggleston

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Ohio University players go at it with Miami (OH) players in Oxford, Ohio, on Nov. 8, 2022.

9:37pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Touchdown Miami

Brett Gabbert connected with Mac Hippenhammer for 37-yards in the middle of the endzone. The PAT was good. The drive was three plays for 75 yards over one minute and 17 seconds.

The score is now 17-14 Ohio with 6:18 left in the third quarter

9:30pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Touchdown Ohio

Ohio scores on a 13-yard pass by Kurtis Rourke to Sieh Bangura. Nathanial Vakos' PAT is good.

Rourke's 7-yard rush the play before helped push the Bobcats into the position to score. 

9:25pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

The second half has started

Ohio received and has already picked up a few first downs on its first drive of the half.

9:09pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Miami's jerseys look like they're made of tweed

— Ashley (@ashleybeachy_) November 9, 2022
9:00pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Vakos' field goal is good

Vakos collects three more points for the Bobcats on a 26-yard field goal right before the half.

Ohio leads 10-7 at halftime.

8:56pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Ohio calls its first timeout of the half after a loss of five yards on a rush attempt by Kurtis Rourke. 

8:55pm - 11/08 - Molly Burchard

James Bostic is Kurtis Rourke's go-to guy tonight. He leads Ohio with five receptions for 83 yards.

— Molly (@molly_burchard8) November 9, 2022
8:48pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Ohio converted on 4th and 1 thanks to a 6-yard run by Kurtis Rourke. First down Ohio.

8:43pm - 11/08 - Molly Burchard

The Battle of the Bricks is a battle of the struggling offenses right now. Both Miami and Ohio are making big plays, but are failing to capitalize on most of them.

— Molly (@molly_burchard8) November 9, 2022
8:40pm - 11/08 - Will Cunningham

Ohio forces a bad incompletion from Gabbert and Miami is yet to convert a 3rd down tonight. Wiglusz fair catches the punt at the 25.

— Will Cunningham (@willocunningham) November 9, 2022
8:33pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Vakos' field goal from 40 yards was no good. 

8:32pm - 11/08 - Molly Burchard

Kurtis Rourke met Jacoby Jones for 11-yards and a first down. It was Rourke's fifth-straight completion.

The Bobcats are now at third and 18. 

8:24pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Miami scores

Mac Hippenhammer scored on a 5-yard pass by Brett Gabbert to cap off a 72-yard drive. The extra point was good.

The score is tied at 7-7 with 13:11 left in the second quarter.

8:19pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Ohio leads 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Miami will get an untimed down at the start of the second quarter due to the targeting call. 

8:17pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

The targeting review at the end of the first quarter is found true. Alvin Floyd is now disqualified from the game. There will be one more play in the first.

8:11pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Kurtis Rourke was sacked on third down. The Bobcats lost 11 yards on the play. Jack Wilson is in to punt for the Bobcats.

Miami will start its drive on its own 28 yard line. 

8:09pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Nolan McCormick is in at running back

McCormick had a 12-yard catch for a first down.

8:03pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Ohio scores first

Kurtis Rourke completed a 49-pass to Miles Cross to set Ohio up with the perfect opportunity to score.

Sieh Bangura picked up the touchdown on a 1-yard rush. The extra point by Nathaniel Vakos was good.

7-0 Ohio 5:46 left in the first quarter

7:53pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Alvin Floyd sacked Brett Gabbert for a loss of six yards.

The score is 0-0 with 7:03 left in the first quarter

7:50pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Kurtis Rourke's pass to Sam Wiglusz is incomplete on third down. RedHawk ball. 

7:46pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Miami picked up a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct and later punted. Ohio will start its first drive. 

Sam Wiglusz picks up a few yards on the punt return, and Ohio will start its first drive at the 20.

— Will Cunningham (@willocunningham) November 9, 2022
7:38pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Ohio wins the toss

The Bobcats will defer to the second half for the second week in a row.

7:13pm - 11/08 - Ashley Beach

Sieh Bangura is listed as RB1 tonight

Bangura is listed in the Ohio Athletics Digital Guide as RB1. Last week, Bangura was dressed but did not play. The redshirt freshman is Ohio's leading rusher with seven touchdowns and 495 net yards.

6:06pm - 11/07 - Ashley Beach

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12:51pm - 11/07 - Ashley Beach

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